First observation is, the place is covered in "Ancient Ruins". At bit of logic.
The Portuguese discovered the Cape Verde Islands in AD 1456. Soon after the settlers arrived and swarmed the islands. But soon they learned the
weather was not going to be advantageous for growing crops. In fact one of the first things you see are the vast number of Stepped gardens. And in
fact so many and so prevalent that one, two, or three, or even 4 generations of migrants could not have created these works of wonders. They exist on
some of the most inaccessible cliffs imaginable.
Next is the walls. Again, vast numbers going into areas only goats would venture. It would have taken a great deal of effort and manpower to
accomplish. Something I seriously doubt the settlers could have accomplished during some of the most serious drought conditions imaginable. It is
clear many, many of the stepped gardens are in the "Desert" portions of the Islands, which tends to make one think they must have been built when rain
was more plentiful in the area. The weather patterns on the Islands are quite similar to Mauritania except Cape Verde ranks 20th driest compared to
Mauritania's 7th driest places in the world (Except in the Highlands of the Islands).
The National religion is Catholic, and the migration into the island undoubtedly was lead by the Catholic priests. And as you might know, the
Catholic Church takes a very dim view of ancient civilizations. I can imagine the parishioners coming to the priest with news of large rock piles and
the Priest giving his blessing to using those "rocks" to form their new homes, villages.. Hence, ancient incomplete ruins on the outskirts of towns
This is an example of what might have ocured.
On the Island Of Maio an ancient site being destoryed, and its stones being used to build a 3 room building. As their are no roads, buildings,
gardens in the area, or signs of modern use it is purly an act of willful destruction!
2005 Google Earth dipicts a single square foundation and to the South West an original small village. 15°11'53.04"N 23° 7'49.72"W
Present Satalite Pro shows there is now a 3 room building with no village remaining. The original square is the base of the large room and in the
same position as the original square from 2005.
I can only imagine what it might have looked like before the Catholics arrived...…….
To set the age of this ancient civilization one simply has to consider this, untouched ancient village, under water! 15°16'15.64"N 23°
Thank God the Catholics didn't find this one... If the priests did found the settlements then undoubtedly he sent his reports to the Vatican. And
those, would be found in the Vaults!
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